November 4th, 2008


Brief election thoughts

Happy election night everyone. Even though Obama was not my candidate (I voted for McKinney of the Green Party), I'm proud that our country has managed to elect a black president. More specifically, a mixed-race person like myself. We still have a long way to go to eliminate racial prejudice, but overcoming this hurdle is of huge significance.

I'm not going to be celebrating much however until I see which way Proposition 8 goes. Right now it's winning, which distresses me greatly.

McDougall Program Day 4

Morning weights: Julie 143, Ziggy 192

Breakfast for both: Oatmeal with pumpkin, banana, almond milk, and maple syrup; rooibos tea with almond milk and sugar

Lunch for both: "Fried" rice (no oil) with bok choy, broccoli, green onions, and water chestnuts

Snacks for Julie: Banana; leftover fried rice; herbal tea with sugar and soymilk

Snack for Ziggy: Mini whole wheat bagel with lentils; blueberries and strawberries; herbal tea with sugar and soymilk

Dinner for both: Baked potato with veggie chili and green onions; corn muffins; couscous pudding

After dinner for both: A little white wine (not on diet :-P )

Feelings: Another day of getting up early and then napping later. Very drained after spending a couple of hours shopping for groceries, which boyziggy usually does himself; I'm trying to take a more active role in the process despite my serious dislike of crowded places. (Being able to shop weekdays in the daytime should help in that regard.) Felt accomplished cooking all three meals for both of us today too.